Because I've always enjoyed home improvement and decorating as a hobby, I spend much more time thinking about it and brainstorming than my husband does. His hobbies include running and football and history and being outdoors...But that doesn't mean he doesn't care what the apartment looks like. When I asked him if he had any ideas for paint colors recently, his only request was to make the kitchen robin's egg blue which totally surprised me -- had i not asked for his thoughts, I'm sure he'd be fine with whatever I picked out, but I'm so glad I did because I'd probably have erred on the side of gender neutral. While I'm the one who initiates home projects and decor, and more often than not we're on the same page, he definitely has opinions about what goes into it. I'd also like to point out that just because a person doesn't enjoy the process of decorating doesn't mean he or she automatically wants a man cave either. I don't love cooking as much as my husband does, but it doesn't mean i can't enjoy his incredible elaborate dishes! We just try to be honest with each other about what we like and what we don't -- I was pretty sure I'd hate his old, tattered oriental rug and cobalt blue vase he loved so much from his old place, but once they made their way into our living room, it actually made it feel cozy. Similarly, he wasn't crazy about my 70s patchwork tablecloth and brightly colored Navajo rug but now loves how they looked in our quirky retro kitchen. Integrating our two different styles is actually really fun and we both like finding ways to make them work together. The trick is to always talk it out before purchases are made, and make sure each room has elements from us both. I'm always going to personally enjoy matching the throw pillows and mounting the shelving. And he's always going to love spending all evening preparing dinner for us both. What does it matter as long as we both enjoy the result?
Who Makes Decorating Decisions in Your Home?
|11/7/12 5:48 PM|
Ok so ever since I saw it in the September issue of Vogue, I've been OBSESSED with that turned wooden bowl and arrow salad tongs. I swiped up the tongs immediately, but from the moment I logged onto Target.com, though, the turned wooden bowl has mysteriously disappeared. Did it sell out that fast?? Did anyone manage to get one? Is it really that special? Answers to these questions would be greatly appreciated!
First Look! Patch NYC + The Curiosity Shoppe at Target Target Home
|9/13/12 6:03 PM|